Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen

The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen offers a state-of-the-art learning experience where chefs and other food and wellness educators make sustainability and mindfulness into a delicious and edifying experience.

Built in an exquisitely renovated, 100-year-old, two-story barn, the kitchen offers space for a chef to work with as many as eight different two-person teams at a time. Additionally, the space features closed-circuit TV, with two cameras capturing the lecture for an enhanced learning environment for 50 guests.

The Teaching Kitchen was built in consultation with the Culinary Institute of American and is intended for cooking classes geared toward using fresh-grown ingredients in such a way that promotes bodily health and mental well-being.  It is also a regular host of the University of Cincinnati Center for Integrative Health and Wellness to teach medical students and other health professionals valuable nutrition information, culinary skills and self-care practices. More information on these community classes can be found here.

For class information, booking and availability, contact Mary Joseph at mary@turnerfarm.org

CANCELLATION POLICY: Due to the limited space availability, all payments for Turner Farm educational classes are non-refundable. In the event of inclement weather, classes proceed provided that the weather is safe for visitors to be on the farm. Turner Farm reserves the right to cancel events for any reason with a full refund provided to each participant.


Wines 101

11 am- 1 pm, Saturday, July 21

Join Chef Stephanie in Wines 101 to feel more confident in understanding what wine is beyond just ‘grapes.’ Chef will also help you be able to taste and evaluate wines more like a professional, decipher wine labels and navigate menus, as well as introduce you to pairing foods with wines. You will taste a variety of wines and small bites along the way!

Cost: $60

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Taste of Northern Italy

6:30-9:00pm, Tuesday, July 24

One of the best ways to understand other cultures is through learning their cuisines. Join Chef Stephanie for this culinary exploration of the tastes of the Piedmont region of northern Italy. You will learn to fresh and delicious dishes including vegetable fritto misto, bagna cauda, risotto, and torta di nicciola.

This class will be limited in size to maximize hands-on experience and one-on-one instruction from Chef Stephanie.

Cost: $80

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Taste of Northern India

6:30-9:00pm, Tuesday, July 31

One of the best ways to understand other cultures is through learning their cuisines. Join Chef Stephanie for this culinary exploration of the tastes of Northern India to create dishes such as lassi, vegetable samosas, paneer saag, aloo gobi, and chai tea

This class will be limited in size to maximize hands-on experience and one-on-one instruction from Chef Stephanie.

Cost: $80

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Focaccia Workshop

10 am- 2 pm, Wednesday, July 25

Ripping off a piece of airy, warm focaccia is an ethereal experience that is almost unparalleled—especially when you make the bread yourself. Join Chef Stephanie for a half-day workshop focused on understanding the basics of breadmaking and an introduction to working with dough through making focaccia from scratch. The workshop will have participants creating a few dishes meant to build farm-inspired focaccia sandwiches with seasonal produce from the farm so that all students will get the opportunity to sit down to a meal prior to the culmination of the class.

Cost: $80

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Stocking a Healthy Pantry: Back to School Snack Edition

11:30 am- 1:30 pm, Thursday, August 2

Join Chef Stephanie for a brand-new iteration of Stocking a Healthy Pantry: Back to School Edition. Get ready for the beginning of the school year and the chaos of balancing new schedules between work, school, and hobbies by making sure your pantry is stocked. This class will cover best practices for building and maintaining a stocked, health-focused pantry with special attention to creating snacks perfect for after school/midday munchies. Chef will discuss common essential staples, when and where to purchase pantry items, and tips on how to organize a pantry to maximize its utilization. Participants will also get hands-on experience working with a variety of pantry staples to create after school snacks. Lunch (and recipes to take home) will also be provided!

Culinary demonstration and hands-on work will include:

    • Homemade Fruit Snacks
    • Granola Bars
    • Chocolate-Peanut Butter Millet Treats
    • Hummus
    • Baked Oatmeal Bites
    • Portable Mini Egg Cups

Cost: $65

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Beer Styles + Food Pairings

6:30- 8:30 pm, Thursday, August 16

As a beer culture enthusiast, aspiring cicerone, and avid homebrewer, Chef Stephanie brings back Beer Styles + Food Pairing with a whole new line-up of beers to drink and foods to savor!

During the class, participants will be given the opportunity to sample a variety of beers covering many different styles alongside foods that are meant to highlight how these two can interact with one another to heighten various dimensions of flavors and enjoyment. This class is meant for any level of beer knowledge—from a complete novice to total craft beer geeks. Come hungry and thirsty!

Cost: $60

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Seize the Season: Quick Pickles

11:30 am- 1:30 pm, Saturday, August 18

Harvesting summer produce is filled with a plethora of variety and quantity—this can be exciting yet quickly become encumbering. Join Chef Stephanie for the first of a future series called Seize the Season; focusing entirely on maximizing the flavors and quality of peak seasonal ingredients while preparing for later seasons with less abundance. This specific demonstration class will focus on quick pickling seasonal produce with a variety of pickling bases and seasonings to create sensational pickles—all available to taste during the class. Chef will be highlighting pickle worthy products from Turner Farm including items such as red onions, corn, cucumber, beans, and tomatoes. A farm fresh lunch will be served, and all recipes will be available for participants to take home.

Cost: $35

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Culinary Competency Series

Afternoon: 11:30 am- 2 pm, Tuesdays, August 21st, 28th, September 4th, 11th, 18th

Evening: 6:30-9 pm, Tuesdays, August 21st, 28th, September 4th, 11th, 18th

Learning the skills to cook anything confidently can be extremely daunting and even fearful. Let Chef Stephanie walk you through core competencies and coach you to become more organized, confident, creative, and successful in the kitchen over five weeks of culinary competencies in Turner Farm’s Teaching Kitchen. Topics will include knife skills, stocks, soups, sautéing, roasting, grilling, poaching, braising, and steaming. Each kitchen class will include a shared meal created during each class. The final class will culminate with a celebratory meal created by the students, highlighting the culinary methods learned throughout the series. This class will be limited to a small group of individuals for as much hands-on time and personalized culinary instruction as possible.

Cost: $350


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Summertime Salads

11:30 am- 1:30 pm, Friday, August 24

Summertime is filled with abundance and color! However, many of us get caught up in making the same salads repeatedly. Let Chef Stephanie help mix up your summer salad options! Stop by the barn studio for an extended lunch hour where guests will get to watch culinary demonstrations focused on farm-fresh, vibrant salads that will be sure to inspire. Guests will be able to assemble their own salads from a variety of prepared items, including farm fresh produce and meat as well as try many of the composed salads that chef will demo. Guests will receive a copy of all recipes and can come and go as they please.

Cost: $35

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